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Biography for JACOBI, Ralph, AM

Member for Hawker (SA) 1969-87

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hawker, South Australia, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983 and 1984.

Retired prior to general elections 1987.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 3.3.76 to 4.2.83; Library from 1.3.78 to 27.9.78.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 1.4.76 to 26.10.84.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Delegations to the Australian Constitutional Conventions, Sydney, September 1973, Melbourne, September 1975, and Hobart, October 1976.

Member, CPA Delegation, Canada, June 1976.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to United States, June-July 1976.

Member, IPU Spring Meeting, Helsinki, April 1983.

Leader, 70th IPU Conference, Seoul, October 1983; 71st IPU Conference, Geneva, April 1984; 72nd IPU Conference, Geneva, September 1984.

Attended Council of Europe, Strasbourg, October 1984.


Born 4.12.28 at Keswick, South Australia.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament



Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, June 1987.


Description: Metropolitan - residential suburban and industrial.

Location: South-western Adelaide; following the 1984 Federal redistribution includes the suburbs of Ascot Park, Clarence Park, Edwardstown, Everard Park, Glenelg, Glengowrie, Marion, Mitchell Park, Morphettville, North Brighton, Novar Gardens and Warradale, and parts of Plympton.

Area: 45 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 71 984 (at 1.12.84).

Industries: Car assembly plants, rubber mills, light engineering and construction works and service industries.

State electorates: Hawker includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorate of Morphett, and parts of Hayward, Mitcham, Mitchell, Unley and Walsh.